Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Apr 30 Update: Alberta to ban points/miles on prescriptions, latest set of Aeroplan Distinction flights, tons of new bonuses

Alberta joins B.C. and Ontario in banning points/miles on prescriptions, Distinction flights in Canada and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
While we were on vacation last week we missed this important development right here in Alberta. It appears that the Alberta College of Pharmacists has followed British Columbia and Ontario's lead in banning the awarding of loyalty points/miles on prescriptions. This change is due to take effect on May 1st.You may recall from a few months ago we provided lots of coverage of the B.C. issue thanks to our reader Randy out of Victoria and now it is happening right here in the home province of Rewards Canada. The biggest hit that we see is the Safeway/Air Miles partnership as it is a huge draw to using Safeway pharmacies and as such there is a big push from the two (plus Sobey's) to have this decision reversed. There is an online petition which at the time of posting already had over 22,000 Albertans voicing their opinion. I haven't seen any communications from Rexall (Aeroplan), Sobey's (Club Sobey's/Aeroplan),  Shoppers Drug Mart (Optimum) or others yet but at least with Shoppers there is a work around as they award Optimum Points on buying Shoppers Gift Cards which can then be used for the prescription purchase. Perhaps for the time being Safeway should do the same, award Air Miles for Safeway GCs!  I also encourage our readers in Alberta to go and sign the petition at http://iearneditpetition.ca/


Aeroplan has released their next set of Distinction Flights. These are flights that only Aeroplan Distinction members can redeem for. The first batch of flights were in March for destinations in the U.S. and Mexico while this newest set is for flights within Canada. Here are the flight dates and times. The redemption amounts are 25,000 Aeroplan Miles for Economy or 50,000 for Business. Full details can be found here

and don't miss this post from earlier today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards - Save 25% on award tickets between Toronto/Montreal & Europe for summer travel

Travel Deals
Lufthansa has launched a new seat sale from Canada!


 Montreal to Venice from CAD 939*
 Montreal to Budapest from CAD 1,269*
 Montreal to Frankfurt from CAD 1,419*
 Montreal to St. Petersburg from CAD 1,509*
* Round-trip, Book by: 02.05.2014, Travel: 16.05.2014-17.12.2014
The departure period is between 16th May 2014 and 18th June 2014.
The return period is between 23rd May 2014 and 17th December 2014.
Book online at Lufthansa
 Montreal to Paris from CAD 909*
 Toronto to Barcelona from CAD 979*
 Toronto to Florence from CAD 1,019*
 Vancouver to London from CAD 1,099*
* Round-trip including all taxes and fees.  Book by: 02.05.2014,
The departure period is between 7th May 2014 and 18th June 2014.
The return period is between 14th May 2014 and 17th December 2014.
Book online at Lufthansa


Bonus Offers

Air Astana Nomad Club (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 50% Nomad Club Points discount on Air Astana award tickets to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City. More... Book by May 15 for travel until May 31, 14

Air Canada Aeroplan
- OFFER EXTENDED Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles when you rent an Intermediate (Group C) or larger vehicle for 2 days or more at participating locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Save up to 50% with Promo Awards Save 25% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More... Book by May 31 for travel between Jul 1 and Aug 31, 14

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 750 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles for stays at over 70 Accor hotels throughout Italy. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Aug 31, 14
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for stays of 4 or more nights at the Petriolo SPA Resort. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating NH Hotels in Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for stays at UNA Hotel Napoli, UNA Hotel One (Siracusa - Sicily) or the UNA Hotel Modena. More... g Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple MilleMiglia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at over 160 participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Earn up to Triple Gold Points for stays at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels in Asia Pacific. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- 20,000 Bonus Gold Points when you arrive Thursday through Sunday and stay two or more nights at a participating Radisson Blu® or Park Inn® by Radisson hotel in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. More... Until Jun 29, 14

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on all South African Airways flights Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double Guest Miles when you stay at any Viceroy hotel or resort Worldwide. More... Until Dec 19, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles when you fly on American Airlines between Chicago or Los Angeles and Tokyo. More... Until May 31, 14 Valid for JMB Members in the Americas and Japan only
- Double Mileage Bank Miles on all SriLankan flights Worldwide when flown in an eligible booking class. More... May 15 - Jun 30, 14
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. Triple Miles can be earned on all stays from your second through to fifteenth stay. More...   Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you stay on a qualifying rate for at least 3 consecutive nights at any participating Millennium & Copthorne Hotel Worldwide. More...   Until Jun 30, 14

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Triple JetPrivilege Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. Triple Miles can be earned on all stays from your second through to fifteenth stay. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays at participating Citrus Hotels in India. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double JetPrivilege Miles when you stay at any participating IHG hotel in Australasia, Southeast & Southwest Asia, Japan & Korea, and the Middle East & Africa. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Earn up to Triple JetPrivilege Miles when you stay on an eligible rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental Hotel Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays of 2+ nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays of 2+ nights at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Miles & More
- Triple Miles & Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. Triple Miles can be earned on all stays from your second through to fifteenth stay. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles for stays at Best Western hotels in Germany and Luxembourg. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Miles & More Miles for stays at participating Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More.. Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Miles & More Miles on all convertible rentals in Germany. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Jun 30, 14
- Double Miles & More Miles on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in Europe. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Jun 30, 14
- Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Miles & More miles when you apply for and receive The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard. More...

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Flying Club Miles for stays at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or Madinat Jumeirah. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double Flying Club Miles and a complimentary upgrade for stays at all Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels throughout the UK. More... Until Jul 24, 14
- Double Flying Club Miles on all Hertz rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jun 6, 14

Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards - Save 25% on award tickets between Toronto/Montreal & Europe for summer travel

The latest set of Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards are out and this time there are two Canadian cities included. The past few Promo Awards have not seen any of our cities included so this is a nice change! The latest set of offers will be bookable as of May 1st and are good for award travel over the summer in July and August!  The offers this time are for 25% off Business Class between Toronto or Montreal and Europe. This could end up being a great deal considering this is for award travel during peak season when other airlines will be typically charging higher amounts of miles if they have the availability.  Don't have the miles? You could always consider transferring Starpoints earned via the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to Flying Blue.

What are the promo awards? The promo awards are a discount of 25-50% off the regular Flying Blue mileage requirement for select AF KLM flights in select cabins.  Due to increases in the regular award mileage requirements last year the promo awards not as grand as they used to be but overall are they are still considered a great deal when compared to the regular mileage requirements. With the 25% this time the rates are still slight higher than Aeroplan's 90,000 miles for a ClassicFlight Business Class ticket to Europe. To take advantage of this deal you must book your promo award ticket between May 1 and May 31  for travel between July 1 and August 21. More details can be found here.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Apr 29 Update: US Airways Award Tikets avoid surcharges when flying on BA, Aeroplan transfer bonus, buy US Airways miles bonus to return

The Aeroplan transfer bonus returns, US Airways is the program to use for British Airways award tickets for the time being and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Some of the U.S. Frequent Flyer blogs are encouraging you to book US Airways Dividend Miles award tickets for travel on British Airways sooner than later as word is getting out that US Airways is not charging the fuel surcharges that they are supposed to be charging for. This is a really good way to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on travel to London. So if you can now is time to book some BA travel via USDM! If you don't have enough miles you can always buy miles with the up to 100% bonus that starts up again on May 3rd (see below) HT View From the Wing, One Mile at a Time

We had an email this morning from Points.com letting us know that the US Airways promo of up to a 100% bonus when buying miles will return on May 3rd and last until May 25. If you are not a USDM member join now as you usually have to be a member for 12 days before you can buy miles (and then use them for the above offer!)

And if you just visiting the blog for the first time since the last update here are links to some posts of ours that went out:
- Hyatt Gold Passport: Triple Airline Miles for Hyatt stays this summer (8 Airlines participating)
 - Transfer points to Aeroplan to earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles


Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert points from a wide selection of Aeroplan partner loyalty programs (hotel, car rental, and points.com). More... Until May 25, 14

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Triple Flying Blue Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Air India Flying Returns
- 25% Flying Returns Miles Discount on all Flying Returns Award tickets for travel on Air India. More... Until May 31, 14

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Double Elite Qualifying MilleMiglia Miles for every two flights you take between Rome and Milan Linate. More... May 1 - Aug 31, 14 Valid for residents of Italy, Vatican City and San Marino only

American AAdvantage
- Triple AAdvantage Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. More...   Until Jun 30, 14

ANA All Nippon Mileage Club
- Triple Mileage Club Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. More... Until Jun 30, 14

British Airways Executive Club
- Triple Avios for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay.More...   Until Jun 30, 14
- Double Avios when flying SUN-AIR between Oslo and Billund, Aarhus or Aalborg. More... Until Oct 25, 14
- Double Avios for stays at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Avios for stays of 2 or more nights at any Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts & PARKROYAL Hotel & Resorts in North America, Asia or Oceania. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Avios for stays at all Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels throughout the UK. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double Avios for stays at participating Taj Hotels & Resorts in India. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- 2,500 SkyMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at any one of eight Four Seasons Hotels in China. Your stay must include a qualifying Delta Air Lines or Delta Air Lines codeshare partner operated flight for offer to apply. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 3,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points on your very first Rocketmiles booking (ie you cannot have booked with Rocketmiles before)  More... Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- Save 25% when you buy, gift or transfer Rapid Rewards points. More... Until May 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Triple MileagePlus Miles for stays of 3 or more nights on the Escape the Ordinary Offer at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribban. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- 3,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles on your very first Rocketmiles booking (ie you cannot have booked with Rocketmiles before)  More... Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- Triple MileagePlus Miles for stays at any participating Hyatt Hotel Worldwide starting with your second stay. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport: Triple Airline Miles for Hyatt stays this summer (8 Airlines participating)


Hyatt has launched another round of stay bonuses for select Hyatt Gold Passport airline partners. The offer is the same across all the airlines that are participating and that offer is triple miles per stay after your second stay at any Hyatt Hotel Worldwide from May 1st to August 31st. The bonus can be earned on every stay from you second right up to you fifteenth stay.


Each airline has its own registration page on the Hyatt website and at the time of posting these are the airlines that we are aware of participating in this Summer promotion (we will update this if and when more airline registration pages are released):

Air France KLM Flying Blue: Register here
American AAdvantage: Register here
ANA All Nippon Mileage Club: Register here
British Airway Executive Club: Register here 
Japan Airlines Mileage Bank: Register here  
Jet Airways JetPrivilege: Register here 
Miles & More: Register here 
United MileagePlus: Register here

All of these offers will be added to the program's respective bonus offer pages on Rewards Canada today.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Transfer points to Aeroplan to earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles


Aeroplan has once again brought back their partner transfer bonus that we saw in November 2013 April 2013,  November 2012 and so on. Basically what it entails is transferring points out of other select loyalty programs into your Aeroplan account. Just like in November, the offer is once again cumulative across all participating partners and the bonus maxes out at 25,000 miles again. (We haven't seen the 40,000 miles bonus since April of last year so it looks like it may have gone the way of the dodo bird...) and there are no financial partners involved this time as well, for Canadians that is, Americans get Diners Club Club Rewards in that category. Basically you can transfer from partners like Starwood, Hertz and more (see the last graphic) and as long as the total Aeroplan miles deposited from all of them reaches one of the bonus target levels you will be awarded the respective bonus miles.

And just like the last two versions of this offer, American Express Membership Rewards is unfortunately not included. so chances are I will not use the promo this time (again).

If you are a Starwood Preferred Guest collector you can really up the bonus by taking advantage of their 5,000 Mile bonus offer when you convert 20,000 Starpoints into Aeroplan. Which means in this promotion you can get 29,000 Aeroplan Miles for 20,000 Starpoints or if you transfer 20k four times, you'll get 125,000 Aeroplan Miles for 80,000 Starpoints. Of course I like to keep Starpoints for award nights or cash+points stays within the Starwood family but some of you may like this transfer option.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our Aeroplan Bonus Mile Promotions page tomorrow:

Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert points from a wide selection of Aeroplan partner loyalty programs (hotel, car rental, and points.com). Bonuses are as follows and are awarded on a cumulative basis. Convert Points to
5,000 Aeroplan Miles to earn a 1,000 Mile bonus
10,000 Aeroplan Miles to earn a 2,000 Mile bonus
20,000 Aeroplan Miles to earn 4,000 Mile bonus
50,000 Aeroplan Miles to earn a 10,000 Mile bonus
100,000 Aeroplan Miles to earn a 25,000 Mile bonus
Full details
Valid until May 25, 14



Apr 28 Update: We're back! Voila Hotel Rewards contest, new SPG & Hilton HHonors systemwide promos and more!

We are back! Things have been quiet on Rewards Canada since April 17th! Why? We were on vacation and decided to make a true vacation with no work done at all (well almost no work, just a couple of critical emails got answered). Sometimes you just need to put work away! The first few days we'll be playing catch up on news, bonuses and more but by the end of the week we should be bringing you the latest deals, tips, tricks and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Voila Hotel Rewards is running a contest on Facebook where you can win 50,000 VHR points  when you share your best travel tips on their Facebook page. A total of 5 prizes of 50,000 points will be awarded.  Enter here by May 31st!





Air Canada is further delaying the launch of their 787 service! According to Airlineroute.net the service between Toronto and Zurich has now been pushed back another week to May 25th while Tel Aviv gets pushed back two weeks to July 15. The single day May 21st YYZ-YUL service remains unchanged. Hopefully those of you who have booked flights just to be on this plane are not affected or you can change your plans to fly on it still! We're still crossing our fingers AC sends one over to YYC in June for the new runway opening celebration!

Canada's Points.com has bought the often mentioned on our site PointsHound.com! The third party hotel booking site that awards miles and points on those hotel stays fits nicely into Points.com's portfolio. Congrat's to Pete Van Dorn at PointsHound.com for being able to divest this startup so soon!

Porter Airlines will be launching a new seasonal route between Halifax and Stephenville. The flight will operate once per week from June 28 to August 31. Source: Airlineroute.net




Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn 8,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly round-trip between Vancouver or Toronto and Hong Kong or between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda in Economy Class or Premium Economy. More... Register and book by May 19 for travel Apr 17 - Jun 9 & Sep 8 - Nov 30, 14

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles + and save up to 10% off when you fly Emirates non-stop between Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington D.C. and Dubai. You'll also earn Double Miles for onward connecting Emirates flights from Dubai. More... Register by Jun 15 for travel until Nov 30, 14

British Airways Executive Club
- 30% Bonus Avios when you convert Diners Club Club Rewards points into Avios. More... Until May 31, 14

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 1,000 Free Gold Points when you follow Club Carlson on Twitter and connect your Club Carlson account via the registration page. More... Until May 13, 14 or when 15,000 registrations are made
- 10,000 Gold Points when you stay at least two weekend nights at participating Radisson Hotels in Canada. More... Until May 31, 14

Hilton HHonors
- Earn Twice the Rewards: Double HHonors points or Double Airline Miles for stays at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- 50% points discount off IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights at participating IHG hotels across Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. More... Book by May 3 for stays May 1 - Jun 11, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn up to Triple Starpoints with SPG's Earn Away Get Away. Earn Double Starpoints on stays at all participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide or Triple Starpoints if that stay includes a Sunday night (Saturday night in the Middle East) More... Register by Jun 30 for stays between May 1 - Jul 31, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for round-trip travel on American between New York (JFK) and San Francisco. More... Until May 31, 14

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Elevate Points (Elite Qualifying) each time you fly on transcontinental Virgin America flights. More... Apr 29 - Jun 11, 14

Carlson Hotels: 10,000 Bonus Points for weekend stays at Radisson Hotels in Canada


Here is a great offer for us Canadians who do lots of domestic travel for leisure purposes. This is weekend offer so I don't think many can take advantage of it for business reasons but if you can well hey nothing like getting bonus points for stays paid for by your employer!

Here is the offer as it appears on our Club Carlson Bonus Gold Points page:

10,000 Gold Points when you stay at least two weekend nights at participating Radisson Hotels in Canada. Your stay must include a combination of either a Friday and Saturday stay, or a Saturday and Sunday stay. Be sure to use the promotional code GPPWKND when you book online at Radisson Until May 31, 14

Participating Hotels:
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Canmore
Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport
Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront
Radisson Hotel Toronto East
Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill
Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel Sudbury
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Club Carlson Bonus Gold Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

Club Carlson: 1,000 Free Gold Points when you follow them on Twitter


Still playing catch up here on bonuses that came out last week during our vacation. This offer has been around for a few days so we are not sure how many more people can take advantage of it as it is limited to the first 15,000 registrants but it is for 1,000 free Gold Points when you follow Club Carlson on Twitter and connect your Club Carlson account via the registration page. These points are part of a larger promotion called #hashtaghotel which will take place on May 31st. The #hashtaghotel promotion is a 24 hour private event on Twitter (all you need to do is follow them to get in on the 'private party') where they will be giving away elite statuses, bonus points and more to some of their lucky followers.

Here is the offer as it appears on our Club Carlson Bonus Gold Points page:

1,000 Free Gold Points when you follow Club Carlson on Twitter and connect your Club Carlson account via the registration page. Full details. Until May 13, 14 or when 15,000 registrations are made

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Club Carlson Bonus Gold Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

Hilton HHonors: Double Points or Airline Miles for stays at participating locations Worldwide


It has been 10 days since our last post on the Rewards Canada blog and update on the main Rewards Canada site. Why? We were on vacation. Simple as that. Now that we are back it is time to play catch up on the past week or so of news, bonuses and more! some of the information we'll be bringing to you over the next few days you may already be aware of but as usual there will be some of it that you have not seen yet.

We start it off with Hilton HHonors next systemwide promotion which is nice and simple. Double HHonors points or Double Airline Miles on all your eligible stays at participating Hilton locations Worldwide. We bold 'participating' as once again there is a large list of hotels not participating, approximately ~600 or so, most of which are in the U.S.. Once you pick double points or double miles there is no switching. For us Double Points makes more sense but if you may only have one or  two Hilton stays during the promotional period, Double Miles may make more sense to pad your FFP account rather than having stray points sit dormant in your HHonors account.

Here is the offer as it appears on Rewards Canada's HHonors Bonus Points page:

Earn Twice the Rewards: Double HHonors points or Double Airline Miles for stays at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking  (Registration is required)   May 1 - Jul 31, 14
For a list of hotels that are not participating please click here.

These are the Canadian locations that have chosen not to participate:
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
Hampton Inn By Hilton Chilliwack
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls
Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / Markham
Hilton Montreal / Laval
Hilton Garden Inn Montreal / Dorval Airport


Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our HHonors Bonus Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Starwood Hotels: Earn up to Triple Starpoints with Earn Away Get Away (Valid for stays May 1 - Jul 31)


With a little under two weeks left in earning bonus points from Starwood's Bring on the Nights promotion they have released the details of their spring and summer promotion! Called Earn Away Get Away the offer is open for registration right away (unlike the past few promos where they tease us first) and that registration must be done by June 30 for stays between May 1 and July 31. The offer is for Double Starpoints on all stays at participating locations worldwide but if you include a Sunday night (Saturday night in the Middle East) your points are tripled. This time the promotion does have a list of properties not participating and that list can be found here. These are the Canadian properties that have opted out of the promotion:
  • Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort
  • Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
  • The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
  • The Westin Edmonton
  • The Westin Prince, Toronto

Here is the offer as it will be found on our Starpoints Bonus Offer Page:

Earn up to Triple Starpoints with SPG's Earn Away Get Away. Earn Double Starpoints on stays at all participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide or Triple Starpoints if that stay includes a Sunday night (Saturday night in the Middle East)  Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Jun 30 for stays between May 1 - Jul 31, 14

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Starpoints Bonus Offer page for dozens of other stay bonuses!

Air Canada: Earn 8,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on flights to Hong Kong or Tokyo-Haneda


Hot off the presses at Aeroplan is this new Air Canada flight bonus offer.  As it the case with all of the Air Canada flight bonuses now, if you booked tickets for these flights prior to today you are not eligible to earn the bonus.

Earn 8,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly round-trip between Vancouver or Toronto and Hong Kong or between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda in Economy Class or Premium Economy. Register Online (Registration is required) Register and book by May 19 for travel Apr 17 - Jun 9 & Sep 8 - Nov 30, 14

Snippet of the T&Cs
  • To qualify for this offer, you must register between April 17 and May 19, 2014. A one time registration is required and can be completed on this page. Due to GMT time on web, the registration page will remain active until May 20, 2014 at 02:59 Eastern Standard time.
  • Bonus Aeroplan Miles for eligible flights flown will be awarded for new bookings only made between April 17 and May 19, 2014, for travel between April 17 and June 9, 2014 and also between September 8 and November 30, 2014. In order to qualify as a new booking, the booking must have been created for the first time with a new booking reference number during the eligible booking period of the promotion. Any booking made prior to the start of the promotion that is subsequently changed to include travel dates within the qualifying travel period will not be considered a new booking that is eligible for the promotion.
  • Valid on eligible scheduled direct non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Vancouver or Toronto and Hong Kong and between Toronto and Haneda (as of July 1st) for travel between April 17 and June 9, 2014 and also between September 8 and November 30, 2014.
  • To qualify, the flight segments must be travelled in the following eligible fare options (booking classes): To/From Canada and Hong Kong or Haneda: Tango (W, G, S, T, L), Flex (M, U, H, Q, V), Latitude (Y, B) and Premium Economy (O, E, N).

Why you should consider crediting your Avis rentals to SAS EuroBonus


A few weeks ago (or was it even last week?) we passed along the news that SAS EuroBonus will now award 1,000 points for any eligible Avis rental that is booked through their page on the Avis World website at avisworld.com/eurobonus

Why is this significant? 1,000 points for a rental may not seem a lot but when you compare it to many other programs it actually is especially when looking a rentals of 1 day or less. Aeroplan only offers 500 miles per Avis rental excluding any bonuses and many U.S. programs offer 50 miles per day excluding bonuses. Some programs award varying levels of points per day so that is why this SAS EuroBonus tactic should really only be looked at for one day rentals.



When looking at our home grown program, Aeroplan, it would take you 50 Avis rentals to get enough Aeroplan miles for an economy class award ticket within North America. With SAS EuroBonus their old earn rate prior to April 1st was also 500 points but now that it has been doubled, you can get enough SAS EuroBonus points for a round trip economy class award ticket in North America with only 25 Avis rentals and this is why you should consider moving your 1 day or less Avis rentals to SAS EuroBonus. Of course bonus offers may change this value proposition but most of the time those bonus offers require rentals of multiple days.

Although we haven't wrote about before here on Rewards Canada, you should do the same for one day or less Hertz or Alamo rentals by crediting those to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as you'll earn 1,000 miles for any eligible rental with those two companies. This is also valuable as Flying Club miles can be converted to Hilton HHonors points if you never for see redeeming miles via Flying Club for flights.

But what about consolidating all your points into you main account you may ask? While I still tend to preach about focusing on one program a person should also look at how quickly you can be rewarded. If you are planning 25 Avis rentals this year and know you'll be 12,500 miles short of an award with Aeroplan than you should probably credit those to Aeroplan but if you have no award flights planned or just wing it when it comes to that department you are better off crediting to EuroBonus and getting a free round trip award flight vs. a one way award flight.
EuroBonus' Star Alliance Award chart - 25,000 Miles for North America round trip

Find the complete details on booking Avis cars with SAS EuroBonus at avisworld.com/eurobonus

Apr 17 Update: MeliaRewards 12,000 free points = a free night, Up to 3,500 Avios for Hilton stays, Rocketmiles Caribbean bonus

Here is our last daily update until April 27th!

News, Tips & Tricks
Please note that this will be the last Daily Update until April 27th! It's vacation time for the RC family.  Be sure to follow us here on the blog, Facebook, or  Twitter  for any breaking news, bonuses and more. The main RC site will not be updated during this time.

I'm have to pass along an apology! I didn't follow my own rules that I preach about making sure you read all emails you get from various loyalty programs and not deleting them or ignoring them. Well I did the latter! After seeing this bonus make its way out on several blogs I wondered why I had not received notice on it. Well in fact I did, going through my emails there it was, sent on April 8th! Mind you the subject was a bit ambiguous "Limited Time Spring Offer" but that is no excuse. Anyways here it is nine days later than it should be, hopefully some of you can take advantage of this offer! The points post right away by the way, as you see in the screen shots below my MeliaRewards balance in the email was 0 points and as of today that is now 12,000 which is enough for a free night at select Melia locations in Europe or a nice addition for a Points+Cash redemption




Bonus Offers
British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Avios when you register and complete stays at any hotel or resort from the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. More... Until Jul 31, 14

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until May 6, 14

Melia International MeliaRewards
- Earn up to 12,000 Bonus MeliaRewards Points when you join MeliaRewards or login to your account via the promotion page. More... Until Apr 30, 14

Rocketmiles
- 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the Rocketmiles partner program of your choice for stays in the Caribbean More... Book by Apr 21 for stays until Oct 16, 14

SAS EuorBonus
- Triple EuroBonus points for all stays at Radisson Blu hotels in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway. More... Book by Jun 15 for stays until Aug 17, 14
- 2,000 Bonus EuroBonus points on all Avis Rentals worldwide. More... Until Jun 17, 14

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays in a Horizon Club room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. More... Apr 21 - Jun 30, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. More... Book by May 10 for stays Apr 20 - May 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Gateway Canyons Resort. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Oct 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Inn at Saint Mary's South Bend. More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas. More... Until Jun 15, 14

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 50% Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles or 25% Miles&Smiles Discount on select Turkish Airlines International Routes. More... May 1 - 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles and a compllmentary upgrade for stays of 2+ nights at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations in Canada & the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apr 16 Update: Up to a 25% discount on buying Starpoints, Double Avios between YVR & SEA, Iberia systemwide flight bonus

A little bit more action on Wednesday although most of today still revolves around bonuses.

News, Tips & Tricks
In the bonus offers section you'll find a discount on buying Starpoints from Starwood Preferred Guest. Even with the highest discount of 25% you are buying Starpoints around 2.6 cents apiece not including GST. Unless you have an award in mind that you need to off your account for (either SPG or to an airline via the SPG transfer) then this discount may not be worthwhile.

Also the bonus offer section are new flight bonuses from British Airways Executive Club that could be of interest to those of you in the Vancouver area. The offers include double Avios on Alaska flights between YVR and SEA plus Double Avios between Seattle and London, the latter is a great offer for those of you who cross the border to save money on flights!


Turkish Airlines
will be expanding their codesharing on Air Canada flights to/from Montreal. (Source Airlineroute.net)

In case you missed it yesterday we had a post on how to earn 3,500 Aeroplan miles for free. Check it out here.


Travel Deals
Virgin Atlantic is offering a nice deal on the return of their Vancouver - London Heathrow service for a couple of weeks in May. Fares start at $495 one way, all fees and taxes included. Book by May 1st for departures between May 13, 2014 - May 26, 2014 at the lowest price. Full details and online booking



Bonus Offers

British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios when you fly on British Airways bewteen London & Seattle. More... Until Jun 24, 14
- Double Avios when you fly Alaska Airline between Seattle and Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, or Portland. More... Until Jun 24, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on all TAM flights Worldwide when flown in an eligible booking class. More... May 1 - 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you stay at participating Regal Hotels in Hong Kong and Mainland China. More... Until Jun 15, 14

Hainan / Hong Kong Airines Fortune Wings
- Double Fortune Wings Miles s when you stay at participating Regal Hotels in Hong Kong and Mainland China for 2 or more nights. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios on all Iberia flights Worldwide. More... Book by Apr 21 for travel until Apr 30, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn up to Quadruple EuroBonus Points on Hertz rentals of 7+ days in Europe, USA, Latin America, Canada, Asia, Australia, Middle East or Africa. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Jun 7, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Earn Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating IHG hotel in Australasia, Southeast & Southwest Asia, Japan & Korea, and the Middle East & Africa. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 4,500 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2+ nights at a participating Leading Hotels of the World property. More... Until May 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Receive up to a 25% Discount when you buy or gift Starpoints. More... Until May 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- 20% MileagePlus Miles Discount on MileagePlus Economy Saver Awards for flights from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico City. More... Book by Apr 29 for travel May 1 - 31, 14

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Apr 15 Update: All bonuses - 25 of them today!

Tuesday turns out to be all about the bonuses!

News, Tips & Tricks
Nothing to report today!


Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- 1,000 Club Premier Kilometers for stays at Hotels Lucerna in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Hermosillo, and Culiacan. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers on Sixt rentals of 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 1,500 Aeroplan miles when you become a Costco Member. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Earn up to 75,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the purchase or lease of a new Volvo and earn more throughout its lifecycle. More... Until Aug 31, 14

airberlin topbonus
- 250 topbonus Miles For every Sunny Cars review published on the Internet. Up to a maximum of 10 reviews. More... Until May 31, 14

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage miles for qualifying First Class, Business Class and select Economy Class fares purchased between Chicago or Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita. More... Until May 31, 14'
- Earn Double AAdvantage miles when you fly on Japan Airlines between New York and Tokyo Narita on qualifying Business Class or select Economy Class fares. More... Until May 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More...  Apr 15 - Jul 15, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Triple KrisFlyer miles when you stay at participating Ascott serviced residences in Asia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles and enjoy a complimentary breakfast when you stay at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Maldives, London, Frankfurt, Mallorca and Baku. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you book a minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights at Best Available Rates and Stay for Breakfast Rates at Marriott International hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay a minimum of 2 nights at participating Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until May 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay a minimum of 2 nights at participating PARKROYAL Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide.More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles and a complimentary room upgrade for stays of 3+ nights when you stay at selected Shangri-La’s properties in Philippines & Australia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays in a Swiss Executive Room at participating Swissotels in Asia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you book on an eligible rate at all participating Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces properties in India. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you rent for 5 or more days with Avis in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA or Canada. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for any Europcar rental in UK and Malaysia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent on an Affordable Rate ( leisure retail rate ) for 1 or more days from a participating HERTZ location in USA , Canada , Europe, or 4 or more days Australia or New Zealand. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when shopping at any of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe. More... Until May 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Quadruple MileagePlus Miles on Avis airport rentals in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, the Middle East and New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 1,000 Bonus Flying Club when you fly on Virgin Atlantic Little Red flights. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Earn 3,500 Aeroplan Miles by simply test driving Volvos!


Volvo became an Aeroplan partner in 2013 and when they did they offered up to 75,000 bonus Aeroplan miles for buying a Volvo plus many other ways to earn miles for service and parts but one was free miles and that was for test driving a Volvo. That original offer is back now and Aeroplan members can earn 250 Aeroplan miles each time they test drive a Volvo. However until the end of the month their is another Volvo offer running that is for 2,500 Aeroplan Miles for test driving a 2015 Volvo V60 Sportswagon.
Screen shot of one of the Aeroplan Volvo offers


So how can you earn the 3,500 miles?

First go test drive the V60 Sportswagon before April 30th to get the 2,500 miles from the first Volvo offer then wait 30 days and go test drive another Volvo to get the 250 miles, wait 30 days, test drive again and so on until the end of the second promotion on August 31st. All told you should be able to come away with 3,500 Aeroplan miles simply by test driving Volvos!
Screen shot of the other Aeroplan Volvo offer


Click here for details on the 2,500 miles V60 offer
Click here for details on the 250 miles and up to 75,000 miles if you buy offer




 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Apr 14 Update: SAS lowers the price on buying points, Virgin Atlantic Vancouver-London sale, up to 4x KrisFlyer Miles for Hilton stays

An very International day here on RC today with news and offers from around the globe!

News, Tips & Tricks
SAS EuroBonus has lowered the price for buying or gifting EuroBonus Points. The price is now 0.025 Euros per point. Not cheap but better than it was if you need to top off an account for an award. See more here.


Travel Deals
Virgin Atlantic is offering a nice deal on the return of their Vancouver - London Heathrow service for a couple of weeks in May. Fares start at $495 one way, all fees and taxes included. Book by May 1st for departures between May 13, 2014 - May 26, 2014 at the lowest price. There are also some good deals on Premium Economy and Business class.  Full details and online booking


Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- Earn up to Triple LifeMiles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days in U.S., Canada, EMEA, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. More... Until Jun 15, 14
- Double LifeMiles on rentals of 3 or more days at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. More... Until Jun 15, 14
- Triple LifeMiles on Hertz rentals of 1 or more days in the United States or Canada. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double LifeMiles on all Sixt rentals in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Uruguay and the USA. More... Until May 31, 14

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points for stays at select Best Western Hotels in Australia. More... Until ?

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Save up to 10,000 Infinity MileageLands Miles when redeeming mileage for an award upgrade from economy to Elite/Evergreen Deluxe Class on EVA Air North American and European flights. More... Book by May 31 for travel until Dec 11, 14
- 7 Bonus Infinity MileageLands Miles for every TWD100 spent on HRS hotel bookings. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to Quadruple Infinity MileageLands Miles on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Melia International Mas Rewards
- 35% Bonus Mas Points when you buy or share Mas Points online. More... Until Apr 29, 14

Oman Air Sindbad (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Sindbad Miles for weekday stays (Sun-Thu) at the Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa Al Aqah beach. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Sindbad Miles for every rental of 3 and more days at more than 4000 Sixt car rental locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

S7 Airlines Priority (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Priority Miles on all eligible TAM Airlines flights Worldwide.  More... May 1 - 31, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

- Earn up to Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors portfolio Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Friday, April 11, 2014

Apr 11 Update: Turkish Airlines revamps the Miles&Smiles program, our exclusive offers and double Aeroplan Miles at Esso

RC & FFB exclusive offers, Turkish revamps Miles&Smiles and get pumped for double miles?

News, Tips & Tricks
Our Exclusive Offers
We thought it would be good to remind our readers of several exclusive offers available to fans of RewardsCanada.ca and our global site FrequentFlyerBonuses.com
RewardsCanada.ca
During the month of April we have an exclusive offer with Canalta Hotels for Double Points in their Canalta Rewards program for stays at their Drumheller, Melfort, Tisdale and Assiniboia locations. Full details can be found here. (and for information purposes Canalta has let us know that people have booked this offer already, so if you are thinking "seriously those are small town hotels no one goes to" well you're wrong!)
FrequentFlyerBonuses.com
We have an ongoing exclusive sign up offer with Stash Hotel Rewards where you will get 1,000 points for free just by joining the Stash Hotel Rewards Program. Find out more here.

Both our sites
We also have an ongoing offer of up to 20% off Priority Pass Business Class lounge annual passes which right now is the same discount that Priority Pass is offering to everyone for their 20th anniversary. However once their anniversary promotion is done, our offer is one of the best out there if you don't have the membership or get it via one of your credit cards. Find all the details here.
We wish to thank everyone who has taken advantage of these offers or plan to as the higher the participation the more likely it will be that you will continue to see these type of exclusive offers on our websites! If you have any ideas for other exclusive offer possibilities please do not hesitate to contact us!

The Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles program is being revamped with the new changes taking effect on June 1st. A high level analysis shows the Miles&Smiles program is following suit with Aeroplan (and many programs before that) by now pricing out one way award flight redemptions at 50% of the cost of round trip, mileage earning on discount fares are being slashed (5 of the lowest economy class fares will no longer earn 100% of actual flight mileage but rather anywhere from 25 to 50%), full fare economy tickets will earn 125% miles instead of 100% and there will no longer be separate award charts for flights on Turkish Airlines and for flight on Star Alliance partners. You can find all the details on the changes coming to the Miles&Smiles program here.



Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles on Esso Regular, Extra and Supreme Grades of gasoline and other eligible purchases at Esso stations. More... Until Jun 2, 14 



Etihad Guest
- Earn up to 1,100 Bonus Guest Miles when you join Heathrow Rewards. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Triple HawaiianMiles on Hawaiian Airlines flights between Honolulu and Beijing. More... Apr 16 - May 2, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- 300 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the new ibis De Panne More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points at any participating Accor hotel in Egypt when you book 7 days in advance.More... Book by May 24 for stays until Jun 30, 14

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles when you fly on Qatar Airways all business class flights between Doha and London. More... May 15 - Jun 15, 14
- Double QMiles for stays at participating Anantara Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jul 31, 14
- Double QMiles for stays at the Fairmont St. Andrews Scotland. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double QMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at any participating PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double QMiles when you book the The Bosphorus Discover Istanbul package at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. More... Until Aug 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton New Caledonia, Deva Resort & Spa. More... Until Dec 22, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel Pittsburgh. More... Until May 1, 14

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Earn up to Quadruple Victoria Miles on Sixt rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

United MileagePlus
- Triple MileagePlus Miles for every qualifying stay at any Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, Ascend Hotel Collection, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotel in the Choice Privileges program Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Apr 10 Update: Hilton HHonors 2014 Category Changes (they're not bad!), Alaska raises redemption rates for travel on Delta, 14 new bonuses

Hilton HHonors announces their 2014 category changes and the Alaska Airlines-Delta war continues

News, Tips & Tricks
We've updated our "Which Credit Card earns the most Aeroplan Miles" Infographic and feature for 2014. Check it out!

Hilton HHonors released their hotel category changes for 2014 and the changes are very mild when you compare them to their drastic devaluation last year! A total of 14 hotels are moving down in their redemption category (some even drop 2 categories!) while only 25 are moving up by one or two categories. These hotels account for less than 1% of the Hilton portfolio and none of them are in Canada. The changes take place on April 15 but you can see them all on Hilton's site here.


Alaska Airlines will be raising the amount of miles required for Mileage Plan award flights on Delta Airlines. The new amounts take effect on May 6. The majority of redemption options from domestic to international travel are going up. This is just the latest development in the big fight going on for Seattle between these two airlines. Details can be found here. Are there any guesses as to when their

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles and a complimentary upgrade for stays of 2+ nights at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations in Canada & the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Earn 12,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you sign up for any Primus Value Bundle. More... Until May 31, 14

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles when you fly between Seattle and Fairbanks or Juneau. More... Jun 1 - Sep 1, 14
- Double Mileage Plan Miles when you fly between Seattle and Anchorage, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, or Vancouver. More... Jun 1 - Dec 31, 14

Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Double OK Plus Miles for flights between Prague and Moscow. More... Register and book by Jul 31 for travel until Aug 31, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles on every eligible stay at a Country Inns & Suites hotel in the U.S. More... Until May 31, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points including breakfast at 22 participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts across Europe. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until May 31, 14

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Earn up to Triple JetPrivilege Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More...  Until Jun 30, 14

S7 Airlines Priority (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 1,000 Bonus Priority Miles for first S7 Airlines flight after you register between Tomsk and Moscow. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 500 Bonus Priority Miles for first S7 Airlines flight after you register between St. Petersburg and Moscow. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Priority Miles for your first S7 Airlines flight and double miles for every third flight between Novy Urengoy and Moscow. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Priority Miles for every two S7 Airlines flights between Ulan Ude and Moscow. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Earn 1 Bonus Elite Status Segment for every two S7 Airlines flights between Kazan, St. Petersburg and Moscow. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 3,000 Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles on your very first booking (ie you cannot have booked with Rocketmiles before)  More... Book by May 31 for stays until Sep 30, 14

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Which Credit Card Earns the Most Aeroplan Miles? The 2014 Update!

Quite possibly the most popular post on the Rewards Canada blog is from April 2012 and that post is titled Which Credit Card Earns the Most Aeroplan Miles? which included our very first Infographic.

As we all know at the start of this year there was a major shake up with Aeroplan credit cards as TD took over as the primary issuer of Aeroplan co-branded credit cards. This of course meant that we needed to update our infographic, which we have done below as well as taking the liberty of expanding it to include the sign up bonuses for all the cards.

This Infographic pulls data from the full Rewards Canada feature with 10 different spending scenarios which can be found here.

I hope you enjoy this updated chart and as always feel free to leave your comments below.



Now as we state in the graphic, those are the 'standard' sign up bonuses for these cards but you can actually get higher sign up bonuses for several of the American Express cards via the 'refer-a-friend' option and those cards and bonuses are as follows:

The Platinum Card from American Express: 60,000 Aeroplan Miles (awarded as Membership Rewards points) when you charge $1,000 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership

American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card: 51,000 Aeroplan Miles(Earn 25,000 miles upon first use of an approved Card and earn an additional 26,000 miles when you make $1,000 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership)

American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card: 30,000 Aeroplan Miles (when you charge $500 in purchases to your Card in the first three months of Cardmembership)

You can find more spending scenarios on our site here

For more information on all of the cards please follow the links!

Links to the cards
CIBC Aerogold Cards
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card
American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum
American Express Aeroplan Plus Gold
American Express Gold Rewards Card
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
The Platinum Card from American Express
MBNA Best Western Rewards MasterCard
Chase Marriott Rewards Visa